Post Tagged with: "religion"

by / on May 19, 2015 at 6:00 am / in Features, Spotlights

The power of storytelling: Reza Aslan’s path to Riverside and beyond

“Well, you know I always say that you shouldn’t have a job, you should have a mission. And I think for me my mission has always been to use stories to connect people.” Reza Aslan is an associate professor of […]

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by / on November 12, 2013 at 6:02 am / in Opinions

UCR student body should promote secular student affiliate

The last few years have been kind to both agnostics and atheists, as books like Richard Dawkins’ “The God Delusion” have allowed for secular groups to feel more comfortable talking about their beliefs. The proof simply lies in the growth […]

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by / on November 27, 2012 at 6:03 am / in Opinions

The separation of church and state comes to Riverside

This month developments regarding the display of religious symbols in the cities of Lake Elsinore and Riverside received national attention. The Washington, D.C.-based Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers, in a letter to Lake Elsinore’s city council, objected to the […]

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by / on October 2, 2012 at 9:23 am / in Opinions

Letting fires die: understanding religious extremism

Flags flew at half mast recently for the latest American deaths in Libya. The inevitable and most simple question is, “Why murder?” Naturally, most reporters and newscasters were quick to blame al-Qaida, but the involvement of certain terrorist groups, whether […]

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by / on May 29, 2012 at 6:04 am / in News

New UCR institute to focus on immigrants and religion

UC Riverside’s Institute for the Study of Immigrant Religions will make its debut on June 1. The center will serve as an archive for a plethora of religious information ranging from oral histories provided by immigrants to scholarly research. The […]

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by / on May 15, 2012 at 6:03 am / in Opinions

Marriage is not a secular institution

Recently, President Obama announced a shift in his position regarding same-sex marriage.  He said, “It is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married,” moving away from his […]

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by / on April 24, 2012 at 6:03 am / in Opinions

Creationism in Tennessee public education

In the town of Dayton, Tennessee, 87 years ago, John T. Scopes was charged with violating the Butler Act for teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution in his classroom; the now-infamous Scopes Monkey Trial ensued.  This month, Tennessee lawmakers passed HB […]

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by / on April 17, 2012 at 6:03 am / in Opinions

Faith in domestic and international politics

Throughout history, people have looked to embrace divinity, faith and the notion of a higher power in order to make important decisions with far-reaching consequences. Most of history’s greatest and most powerful empires were started and led by men who […]

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by / on April 3, 2012 at 6:03 am / in April Fools

Editorial: Rick Santorum: Making America safe for Christians again

Ever since the GOP primary began, the liberal propaganda machine (aka the media) has been out to get Rick Santorum, former senator from Pennsylvania and current candidate for the Republican presidential nomination.  He’s been criticized for his firm stance on […]

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by / on February 28, 2012 at 6:03 am / in Opinions

Religion and politics in modern American government

If our history has taught us anything it is that government and religion cannot become one in a free country.  Our founding fathers did not, by chance, craft a constitution that protects the rights of people to practice their faith […]

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